86 XF 3.3 rings gone. What are my options?
While my 3.3ltr 3sp auto XF has never been quick off the mark, its been getting worse the past week or so and then just started running on 5 cylinders. Compression was ok all the way thru a month ago, but its puffing air out the oil filler like Mama Cass after a marathon, so I'm thinking one or more piston rings have gone. I've looke dat the plugs and a couple are fouled and wet. The question is, is it worth fixing?
1. How much would it cost roughly if I did a patch up job and got someone to just fix the cylinder(s) in question?
2. Alternately. how much are good second hand engines and where do you get them?
(I'm in NSW Central West area but could drive it carefully down to Victoria or to Sydney)
3. If I just sell it as is, how much could you get for a tidy white auto 3.3 XF with 12 slotters?
It has about 9 months Victorian reg, and only thing I can see needed for a roadworthy is a windscreen.
If anyone has some thoughts to offer it would be most appreciated. I'd fix it myself but I have no time, not much to spend, and need a car soon.